Chiwuzie Godson Chiedozie, a twenty-three year old Nigerian student of Management Accounting at Waltham College in London, has been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, for ingesting substances suspected to be cocaine.
The suspect was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos, southwest Nigeria. NDLEA said Chiedozie tested positive to drug ingestion during the screening of passengers on a London bound Arik flight.
As at the time of compiling this report, the suspect had completed the excretion of all 92 pellets of substances that tested positive to cocaine weighing 1.535kg.
Mr Hamza Umar, the NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport, said the suspect was also found to be in possession of two tickets.
“Chiwuzie presented a valid Asky ticket from Lagos to Lome at the screening but during a search, Arik ticket from Lagos to London was recovered in his luggage.
“He also tested positive for drug ingestion,” Hamza added.
“Investigations revealed that Chiwuzie is a student of Management Accounting at Waltham College, London where he has lived since 2009,” the NDLEA disclosed.
The suspect reportedly told his narcotic interrogators that he was recruited to smuggle drugs in his school in London with a promise to be paid £3,500.